Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It’s Moos-day!

This week’s challenge at Make a Moo or Two really appealed to me because the theme is to create something vintage. Since I’m a pack rat when it comes to old photos and ephemera, I immediately got right down to it. There’s something very satisfying about giving new life to an image that already has a history.
For both my Moos, I used cabinet cards and Victorian postcards, but it started me thinking about the difference between the words vintage and antique. From my albeit limited research, antique seems to refer to an object that not only belongs to a past era, but also has value, and usually a specific function, like an armoire to hold dishes for example.
Vintage is a funkier kind of word, and just the adjective I’d use to describe the clothing I wore in the 70s—velvet bellbottoms, gauzy tops lavished with embroidery and headbands—too bad I sold them all in a garage sale back in 1982.

7 comments:

dutchstamptramp said...

Aboslutely gorgeous moos. Love the images you used so beautiful

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Susan the yare brilliant. Stunning Moo´s.

Femmy said...

absolutely beautiful!!! love the designs!!!

Dale said...

I've been hearing around about moos, especially around artfest time. It is cool to see what moos are and such. The challenge over there looks fun. Thanks for the link :)

Hermine said...

Fabulous MOO's

cat said...

Love the moos!!
If you some how add arms, legs and a head you could join up with the moo dolly group on Flickr!

Godelieve said...

Great use of your beautiful photos Susan!